The SpaceIncluded in your stay is
- 2 x Queen Size Beds in 2 separate rooms
- Continental breakfast (cereal, toast)
- Fast unlimited wifi
- Tea/coffee/hot chocolate - you are welcome to share our condiments, cooking oils and fridge
- linen and large towels including shampoo/conditioner/hair dryer
- kitchen and laundry facilities including washing powder, iron & ironing board
- table tennis and pool table (please let me know if you are keen to play and I'll make sure the table is clear!)
- If you are feeling active, we have balls, bocce, gloves/mitts located in the large white box near the front door, badminton racquets are in the electrical box. You can play in the yard or at the park at the end of our street. We also have bicycles and helmets that you are welcome to use.
The first room with queen size bed has a walk in wardrobe, your own private lounge/TV room and bathroom (with bath and separate shower) and separate toilet.
There is a 42 inch tv and dvd player with a selection of dvd's for you to enjoy. We also have a Wii U for you to play - games include Band Hero, New Super Mario Bros, Dance etc.
The second room has a queen size bed and hanging space.
Our home is centrally heated and has evaporative cooling.
We are located in a quiet leafy street (with on or off street parking) that is approximately 20km east of the Melbourne CBD. The nearby park has terrific walking/running track and a picturesque view of the Dandenong Ranges. A 5 minute walk will take you to Somers Trail amongst the gum trees and creek.
Mitcham train station is an 8 minute walk and 25 minute express train trip to Melbourne's City Centre.
Driving on the Eastern Freeway to the city centre takes 20 minutes off peak.
Our Strip Shopping Centre is a 5 minute walk away including IGA, 2 pharmacies, Bakery, Italian restaurant, Post Office/Newsagency, hairdressors plus other businesses. Major shopping centres nearby, including Eastland, Forest Hill, Woolworths and Coles.
We are a family of four living downstairs, 2 adults and 2 children, 11 and 14 years old.
We are well travelled and enjoy meeting people of all nationalities.
Our property is a non smoking property.
We have trained many guide dogs from Guide Dogs Victoria so there may be one here during your stay.
To do whilst in Melbourne
Puffing Billy, Australia's favourite steam train (accessible by our local train or a 30 minute drive) is a great day out.
Visit the wineries in the Yarra Valley, a 30 minute drive.
If you are a neighbours fan, we are a 5 minute drive away from Ramsey St (Pinoak Court, Vermont South).
Melbourne, with a population of 3.3 million has a temperate climate, with winters never seeing snow, and the summer can be hot .
It is a multi-cultural city with many noted galleries, museums, theatres, music, dining, gardens and parks, zoos, festivals, shopping and sporting attractions.
Host to the Australian Tennis Open, Australian Grand Prix and Australian Rules Football, to name a few of the events for which Melbourne is famous. Melbourne has some of the best golf courses in the world . Highlights such as the Yarra Valley wine region (30 mins drive) and Dandenong Ranges (25 mins), Philip Island - home to our fairy penguins (90 minute drive), The Great Ocean Road (120 mins), The Beach (30 mins utilizing eastlink freeway), Sovereign Hill Ballarat - gold rush town replica on the original 1850's gold fields (90 mins drive).
Our property is a non smoking property.
HOW TO GET HERE:
If you're arriving via the Tullamarine Airport then you can catch the SkyBus (It goes every 10 mins: AU$17 adult; $6.50 child (4-14 years). It takes 20 mins to Southern Cross station. Then catch the train on the Lilydale or Belgrave line getting off at Mitcham Station. Then it is an 8 minute walk to our home. Please give me a call as I am happy to pick you up from Mitcham Station if I am home.
If hiring a car from Tullamarine Airport it will be a 45 minutes drive. Take the Tullamarine Freeway to the City. Exit at 'Flemington Rd, Eastern Freeway (under the yellow cheesestick). The toll to our house is $1.92.